A Bangladeshi-British American Reacts to the July 1, 2016 Dhaka Hostage Crisis

I was at my cushy software job in Austin TX when a high school friend's Facebook post caught my attention. It was July 1, 2016. She was asking for details on what was going on in Dhaka, Bangladesh....more
hdydi Beautiful piece. Thanks for linking up lovely xxmore

Your Ten-Dollar T-Shirt Is Not The Problem

In the wake of the April 24th Bangladesh factory collapse, which is now considered to be the most deadly accident in the history of the garment industry, I’ve been hearing a lot of people sharing some pretty uneducated and uninformed opinions.I’ve heard stuff like, “Well, where did you think your ten-dollar T-shirt came from?”And, “Major clothing brands should refuse to do business with manufacturers in Bangladesh.”And, “Why do we even make stuff overseas anyway? It’s all crap.”...more
@Tommie Yeah, totally a typo, sorry!more

How are new moms supported in Bangladesh?

So often when we hear stories from developing countries, it is all about despair. That is partly reality and partly a result of the way media covers things. I didn't know exactly what to expect in Bangladesh, but I certainly thought "despair" would be part of it. Interestingly, after two days of learning about and visiting the programs being implemented by Save the Children and its parters in Bangladesh, I've seen more progress and results and hope than despair....more

Return of the Bangla Begum

The Bangla ladies are back at the helm. ...more

And hopefully, a stable Bangladesh is good news for all of us.more